What To Revise for GCSE Maths
GCSE Maths is one of the most important exams students will take. Many jobs and further education require a good grade in the subject.
Unfortunately, many students also consider it one of the most challenging subjects in which to excel, but this doesn’t have to be the case.
Because GCSE Maths is marked more objectively than some other subjects, providing you develop your maths skills and revise appropriately, attaining a decent grade is definitely achievable.
The GCSE Maths Syllabus
To do well in your GCSEs, you definitely need to make sure you’re familiar with the core mathematical topics in the syllabus. These include:
- Structure and calculation
- Fractions, decimals and percentages
- Measures and accuracy
- Ratio, proportion and rates of changes
- Geometry and measures
In order to pass GCSE Maths, you need to be competent at these listed mathematical topics and be able to apply the core mathematical concepts to solve real-world problems.
Download the above image as a PDF or you can view a full breakdown of the Department for Education’s ‘Mathematics GCSE Subject Content and Assessment Objectives’ here.
GCSE Revision Tips
The GCSE syllabus begins by focusing on core maths skills, graduating to more advanced topics and concepts, it is important that you keep up throughout.
If you don’t understand a topic, you need to seek help with it before you move on to the next.
Hoping that it will all suddenly become clear when you’re revising for your final exams is a poor strategy.
You need to practice each skill as you go along and master it in order to build on it with the next topic.
Once you are at a point where you are ready to revise for your GCSE Maths exam, here are our tips to do well:
- Make a plan – set aside enough time to revise each topic, learn the relevant theory and practice the skills.
- Practise as much as you can – once you understand the concepts, make sure you are able to apply them by practising your skills with past papers. GCSE Maths focuses on the practical side, i.e. being able to apply your mathematical knowledge to solve problems. Practice is just as important as theory if you want to do well in your exams.
- If you identify any weak areas, make sure you get the support you need, either from a teacher, tutor or by using Blutick’s online tutoring system to give you the feedback, guidance and practise you need to master that topic.
Key Takeaway: Start today! “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar
Be confident. If you have put the work in, sought the support you need and practised, you can do well in your GCSE Maths exams.